Fundraiser to help protect firefighters in honor of fallen lieutenant

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A fundraiser will be held Thursday to remember a Miller Place firefighter who gave his life trying to save others.

Lt. Joseph DiBernado was one of six firefighters who jumped from a burning Bronx tenement building in 2005. He suffered severe injuries and later died in 2011.

His memory is being honored with the Lt. Joseph DiBernado Memorial Foundation.

Money raised will go to fire departments across the state to purchase equipment and safety gear.

The fundraiser starts Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook with a volleyball tournament.

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